Hrafnsmál - "Ravensong" (a valkyrie and raven having a conversation)

Three Ravens - Edward Frederick Brewtnall 1885.

Drinking Horns bird crow raven beak black carved detail Odin raven

Moonrise in a Wood, Franklin Booth for Scribners 1909


Raven Totem by iheartkingfu, via Flickr


In Norse mythology, the einherjar (Old Norse "lone fighters") are those that have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries. In Valhalla, the einherjar eat their fill of the nightly-resurrecting beast Sæhrímnir, and are brought their fill of mead (from the udder of the goat Heiðrún) by valkyries. The einherjar prepare daily for the events of Ragnarök, when they will advance for an immense battle at the field of Vígríðr.

In northern Northwest Coast mythology, Raven is the powerful figure who transforms the world. Stories tell how Raven created the land, released the people from a cockle shell and brought them fire. Raven stole the light and brought it out to light up the world. Yet Raven is a trickster---often selfish, hungry and mischievous. He changes the world only by cleverly deceiving others in his never-ending quest for food.



A mythical imagining of a young Thor and his omnipotent daddy Odin. The pair are accompanied by Odin's trusty ravens Huginn (Old Norse 'Thought') and Muninn (Old Norse 'Memory' or 'Mind')

Old Cemetery

Huginn and Muninn by on @deviantART

russian fairy tale....strikingly beautiful...i love everything about it! Whimsy, nature, color, detail.

Statue of Wotan by Maison, Rudolf

raven watercolor

Ravens and wolf


Hugin and Munin- In old Norse, Huginn means, “Thought” and Muninn means, “Desire”. These names belong to two ravens in Norse mythology who are shamanic helping spirits of the god Odin.